Study Finds Link Between Preeclampsia and Reduced Thyroid Function – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Preeclampsia is a life-threatening complication that occurs in 3 to 5 percent of pregnancies. A recent study has found a link between preeclampsia and hypothyroidism, a condition in which the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone. Dr. Richard Levine at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development says, these study results can guide physicians.
Dr. Levine: Practicing physicians should be asking for pregnancy history and if a woman has had preeclampsia she should be monitored carefully for the possibility that she might have hypothyroid function.
Narrator: For details on this study and preeclampsia, visit www.nichd.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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